Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
unexplained viral decrease
Does anyone maybe know why my viral load has gone from 400,000 to just 11,000 in two years without any treatment
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
979080 tn?1323437239
Yes , it is because viral load fluctuates all the time.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
  Mine has been as low as 60,000, and as high as 6 million (for some reason, when I was pregnant it rose, and dropped after preg)
  I have a friend, who 5 yrs ago, had a viral load of 13 million, and now her VL is 1000, or sometimes even lower, she has even had a less than 43, but still detectable.
    The bottom line is: if you have a detectable virus, you have Hep C, and if you have Undetectable viral load (less than 43) then you dont have the virus.
   By the way, her liver enzymes are still quite elevated, with her very low viral load~
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Because the day you had PCR test happen to be the day your immune system won the battle.

Some days your immune system wins (low VL) and other days the HCV wins (high VL).

This constant battle is why people eventually feel bad, fatigue, joint pain, etc.

Best of luck
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
What Is Hepatitis C?
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Diagnosing Hepatitis C
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
Just Diagnosed? Here’s What’s Next
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
Understanding Hepatitis C Treatment
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
Your Guide to Hep C Treatments
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
Managing Side Effects of Treatment
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
Making Hep C Treatment a Success
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Recent Activity
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on senseanonymous 's status
17 hrs ago
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on gma
Sep 19
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Barb135's status
Sep 17
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
DC
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
683231 tn?1467326617
Blank
Auburn, WA
7469840 tn?1409849436
Blank
San Diego, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
Hepatitis C Community Resources